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Center for Puppetry Arts offers unique opportunity to support the Arts and have a fun, affordable birthday party!

16 Mar
 Book your child’s birthday party at the Center for Puppetry Arts and you’re sure to be enthralled by these hilarious tales of a cunning rabbit, his infamous friends, and their amusing attempts to stay out of a briar patch of trouble. Featuring live music with a range of Southern African American styles, this sprightly competition of the ego invites audiences to see who is the swiftest, the strongest, and the smartest of this gang of friends.

Party spaces are available on Saturdays and Sundays and include tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts’ original production of Brer Rabbit & Friends, your very own birthday party room, and the all-important birthday throne!

Extras like the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (make your very own Brer Fox Hand Puppet), balloons, hand puppets, and invitations add to the fun!  Just bring your party supplies, decorations, and food. Or call our friends at Papa John’s at GA Tech for a special Center for Puppetry Arts discount.

Birthday Parties are a special privilege for Members at the Family level and above, but don’t worry, it’s easy to join! Just click here.

If you want more information about having your party at the Center, then please contact melissahayes@puppet.org or call 404.881.5109 for more information.

We’ve identified some great dates for birthday party specials!
Get $15 off the room rental on these dates!

Birthday Party Discount Dates
Sun, April 14, 2013 (1pm & 3pm show times)
Sun, May 26, 2013 (1pm & 3pm show times)

Offer not valid for previously booked parties. Regular birthday party rules apply. Subject to availability.

 www.puppet.org • 404.873.3391 • 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

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Atlanta IEP Boot Camp

4 Mar

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Does your child’s program meet all areas of their needs? Do you understand your rights and how to manage the IEP process?

Learn how to participate as part of the IEP Team. Join us for small group sessions to address individual questions and concerns of parents:

Session 1: March 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Topic: IEPs: Creating a program, not just a document, including evaluations, present levels of performance, placements and services, accommodations/supports, and testing

Session 2: March 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Topic: How to write measurable goals and objectives, progress monitoring and data collection; and how to design ESY to meet your child’s needs

Session 3: April 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Topic: Program Transitions, preparing for the next big move, managing your IEP team meeting and avoiding IEP pitfalls

Where: 1202 Springdale Road, Atlanta, GA 30306

Cost:$50/session; $125/ 3 sessions

Janet Haury, Special Education Attorney, On the Same Team

Jill Bender, Special Education Advocate

*RSVP required, limited space available: jillmbender@yahoo.com

Atlanta’s World of Coke Offers Discounted Tickets Every Monday in March

1 Mar

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CELEBRATE NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® MONDAYS AT THE WORLD OF COCA-COLA

As NCAA® Final Four® excitement builds in Atlanta, the World of Coca-Cola is celebrating March Madness® with a slam dunk of an offer. Every Monday in March, the Atlanta attraction is offering $10 general admission tickets for NCAA® March Madness® Mondays. These tickets are available online at www.worldofcoca-cola.com/march-madness.htm and at the World of Coca-Cola ticket windows. 

What:                   NCAA® March Madness® Mondays

When:                 March 4 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. entry)

March 11 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. entry)

March 18 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. entry)

March 25 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m. entry)              

Where:                The World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta GA 30309

Additional Information: Mention NCAA® March Madness® Mondays to take advantage of this offer at World of Coca-Cola ticketing windows or visitwww.worldofcoca-cola.com/march-madness.htm to purchase tickets online. Tickets valid for visits on March 4, March 11, March 18 or March 25, 2013 only. For additional information including World of Coca-Cola hours of operation, visit www.worldofcoca-cola.com.

 About the World of Coca-Cola

The World of Coca-Cola has welcomed guests from six continents, more than 75 countries, all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Join more than 5 million people who have visited the Atlanta attraction and experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink at the dynamic, multimedia home of the 126-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, and see the fully-functioning bottling line that produces a commemorative glass bottle of Coca-Cola for every guest. View more than 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts, take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4-D movie experience and tempt your taste buds with more than 60 beverages from around the globe. 

The World of Coca-Cola is located in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, and is accessible via the Peachtree Center or CNN/ World Congress Center MARTA stations. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at www.worldofcoca-cola.com to purchase tickets. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/WorldofCocaCola or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/WorldofCocaCola.

 NCAA, Final Four and March Madness are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Big Red Ball Fundraiser…a great reason to get all dolled up, Atlanta moms!

11 Feb

Big Red Ball invite

50 Cents. Period., founded in 2010 by Atlantan Lorrie King to aid girls in developing countries who miss a week of school each month because of their periods,invites you to its 2013 fundraiser, the Big Red Ball.

The inaugural event will take place at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur on Friday, March 8, 2013, from 7 to 11 p.m.  Lavish bites from Alison Lueker of Atlanta’s Sun in My Belly will highlight a convivial evening of dinner, drinks and dancing with Stiletto Dance Company and music from Atlanta Big Band at one of Decatur’s most lauded venues. Over 200 guests will convene to enjoy Lueker’s distinct dishes as well as the benefit’s signature cocktail, the Big Red Bev. Guests are encouraged to “paint the night red” as they dance and mingle at one of 2013’s most important charitable events. Sponsored by Team Red in partnership with Sun in My Belly and Stiletto Dance Company, tickets are $115 ($95 before February 18th).

50 Cents. Period. is comprised of Team Red, a growing group of volunteers  who believe passionately that women and girls must not have their educations and opportunities curtailed because of their inability to have access to  fundamental supplies during their periods.  Water and sanitary supplies are things women in the developed world often take for granted, but the international business strategists, public health professionals, writers, health practitioners and educators who make up Team Red know that girls in developing countries may miss a week of school – and life – each month.

Just 50 cents buys a month of sanitary supplies and an uninterrupted education. For women with no access to sanitary supplies, 50 cents provides the freedom to simply leave their homes and engage with life. The solution is simple; the impact lasts a lifetime. Team Red’s mission is to raise consciousness and much-needed funds for this important and potentially life-altering issue.

50 Cents. Period. focuses programs and advocacy in underserved, traditionally marginalized communities, addressing issues such as chaupadi – the forced, ritualized exclusion of women during their periods, and providing sanitary products, women’s health education workshops and curriculae, clean water and sanitation facilities.

50 cents can change the future!

PUPPETPALOOZA 2013

7 Feb

…presented by the Atlanta Puppetry Guild and the Academy Theatre.

 
SAT, FEB 23, 2013 11am till 2pm
 
This is a “drop-in” event with continuous activities.Bring the whole family to this fun puppet variety show featuring the talents of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild!

 
In addition to puppet shows,  there will be concessions, carnival games and puppet craft activities for kids and parents alike.
 
There will also be merchandise for sale including one of a kind puppets!
 
Proceeds will go to the Atlanta Puppetry Guild to support scholarships and grants.
Don’t miss out on all the fun!
Kids $5 Adults $10

It is MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK in Georgia!

4 Feb

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
FEBRUARY 3-9, 2013!
 

Join us in making Maternal Mental Health a priority!

The Georgia Coalition on Maternal Mental Health (of which I am proud to be a part) promotes the well-being of mothers and families through community partnerships, awareness, education, and advocacy with regard to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

We invite you to join us at the Georgia Capitol on February 6th at 3PM when Sarah Schwartz, Executive Director of MHA of GA, will be presenting to the Health & Human Services Committee to advocate with the Coalition in making maternal mental health a priority in our state.

Please join us to show your support for maternal mental health by joining us at this legislative presentation.

Contact Liz Smulian at liz@mhageorgia.org or 678-904-1968 for more information.

p.s. In case you have media connections, please share this with them.  Look for us on Weds…we’ll be wearing the green sashes and buttons with the Mama and Baby Green Ribbon logo!

Bless your heart 😉 (and mind),

Amber

Alliance Theatre for the Very Young Presents Waiting for Balloon

11 Dec

 

A highly interactive multi-sensory performance for very young children and their grown-ups is coming to Atlanta.  I can’t wait!  With an 18 month old who you all know is just about unable to be taken anywhere in public, this has me chomping at the bit.  We are planning to attend A Christmas Carol with our five year old  and have gotten a sitter to be able to do so.  As much as it pains me to do that, it’s become a regular occurrence lately because we are really making an effort for our older child’s life not to completely be put on hold until the baby can “behave himself”.  In any case- going to a show with both kids in tow, especially during their two weeks off school, is exciting for me and Mr. P.

Here’s the info you’ll need if you have little ones like ours…

ATLANTA, December 10, 2012 — Beginning December 27, the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young will stage Waiting for Balloon written by folk artist TMarq and loosely based on the classic play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.

Directed by Rosemary Newcott, Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, Waiting for Balloon tells the story of two childlike hobo-clowns waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.”  The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is.  Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!” Waiting for Balloon is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects, designed by the creative mind of Puppeteer Michael Haverty.

Theatre for the Very Young is an artistic experience for children ages 18 months – 5 years that overcomes age, language, and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of very young audience members and integrating bi-lingual elements into each show.  Each production nurtures creative thinking, allowing the very young to experience art and culture on their terms.

“Theatre for the Very Young engages both parents and their pre-school children in creative experiences.  The fourth wall is dissolved as young ones willing become part of the experience,” says Director, Rosemary Newcott.

Tickets for Waiting for Balloon are $10 per person, no matter how young or old. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount of 25% off their single tickets. For additional information about Theatre for the Very Young or to purchase tickets, please contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 orolivia.aston@woodruffcenter.org. You can also purchase tickets online at:

http://alliancetheatre.org/Education/theatre-for-the-very-young/Waiting-for-Balloon.aspx

Waiting for Balloon – – Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 – Memorial Arts Building, 3rd Floor, Black Box Theatre:

  • December 27–30, 2012
    • Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am
  • January 3–6, 2013
    • Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am
  • January 12 & 19, 2013
    • Saturdays, 9:30am & 11:00am

Calendar Synopsis

Waiting for Balloon

December 27-30, 2012, Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am

January 3-6, 2013, Thursday-Sunday, 9:30am & 11:00am

January 12 & 19, 2013, Saturdays, 9:30am & 11:00am

Two childlike hobo-clown characters are waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.”  The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is.  Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two clowns piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!”  An introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects.  For tickets – please contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 or olivia.aston@woodruffcenter.org, also available online at

http://alliancetheatre.org/Education/theatre-for-the-very-young/Waiting-for-Balloon.aspx


Theatre for the Very Young Season Ticket Packages

Season Ticket packages for the two upcoming Theatre for the Very Young productions are available.  When you buy a package for $20, receive tickets to both productions plus season ticket benefits.

  • Waiting for Balloon – December 27-30, 2012; January 3-6, 2013; January 12 & 19, 2013
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses – March 11-16 & 23; March 29-30, 2013
    Explore the sounds and sensations of nature as you journey through a magical garden.  Children will be actively engaged in this multi-sensory performance as they willingly become a part of the artistic experience.  A “cultural” garden in which children can grow their imaginations, and become gardeners themselves!

Producer Package – $20 (per person, no matter how young or old) –includes a ticket to each TVY production.  In addition to guaranteed seats, all TVY season ticket holders receive:
– 15% off additional single tickets to all Alliance Theatre productions
– 10% off acting classes
– $5 off return tickets to enjoy TVY performances again

For season tickets, contact Olivia Aston at 404.733.4702 or olivia.aston@woodruffcenter.org

Atlanta Teen Hosts Film Festival to Honor and Raise Awareness for People With Special Needs

5 Nov

Please come on Saturday, November 10th for the Dignity Revolution Film Festival in the theater of Paideia, which features films about people with “diffabilities,” and is the Girl Scout Gold Award for Susannah, a senior and the president of Paideia’s Diffabilities Club. What does that mean, “diffabilities?” It is a term that reflects the fact that everyone has different abilities, rather than focusing on what those with intellectual disabilities cannot do. The purpose of the Dignity Revolution Film Festival is to promote awareness about people with disabilities and their role in today’s society. Most importantly, it’s about understanding, inclusion, and equality.  The festival will start in the morning at 9:00 a.m. with the movie most appropriate for younger children and progress through the day with the last movie appropriate for high school students and adults. 

The four films are Finding Nemo, chosen because of its characters’ wide assortment of disabilities (9:00 a.m.); Praying with Lior, showing the spiritually rich life of a Jewish boy with Down Syndrome (11:00 a.m.); Door to Door, about a man with Cerebral Palsy who becomes a salesman despite discrimination (1:20 p.m.); and Snow Cake, chosen because it deals with a man coming to terms with the fact that a woman with Autism can live independently (3:30 p.m.).  Moderators from the disabilities community will lead discussions after each film to foster understanding and education.

 

The event is free and open to the public.  See the website, http://dignityrevfilmfestival.wordpress.com/, for the Viewing Schedule of each film. Please “like” the Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DignityRevolutionFilmFestival?ref=stream. Join for one film, or for all of them!

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Holiday Bazaar at Davis Academy in Atlanta Promises to Please

30 Oct

Parents Palooza: A Fun-filled Weekend for Atlanta area Parents and Kids

29 Oct
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